How Does a Turbocharged 248-HP Mazda MX-5 Miata Sound?


Tuning company BBR now offers a turbo kit for the latest-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata.

There’s a lot to love about the new Mazda MX-5 Miata, but some enthusiasts crave more performance. Although it’s lightweight and nimble, the factory figures of 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque leave a bit to be desired. That’s where Mazda tuning specialist BBR comes in, creating a package that costs $5,695 and bumps performance to about 248 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. The result is a zero-to-60-mph time of five seconds while top speed is limited to 155 mph.

The BBR turbo kit includes a new twin-scroll turbocharger mounted on a BBR cast-iron twin-scroll manifold, a carbon fiber turbo heat shield, high-flow K&N induction system and a Starchip/EcuTek RaceRom ECU package. Other accessories like hoses and the replacement battery tray are finished in black to appear as if they came from the factory.

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The package is available worldwide and those in the U.S. can get more information from BBR’s exclusive distributor, Flyin’ Miata.

“Having rejected all other forced induction methods, our extensive dyno and road testing has proven that our choice of a low-back pressure twin-scroll turbocharger, with its enhanced exhaust scavenging ability, is the optimal solution,” said Neil Mckay of BBR. “It works harmoniously with the original SKYACTIV-G layout and knock-resistant technologies, as is evident by the impressive power figures achieved at very modest boost pressures.”

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  • Rickers

    Yes please!

  • Jamal

    Sounds about perfect

  • ben

    The problem is that nothing else in the whole DriveTrain is designed for that torque. So its a question of what will break first. That’s why so many people want Mazda to design something that like this from the factory so that their engineers can design the rest of the car to handle it.